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Proposed IL dairy may close before opening

November 27, 2012  by Chicago Tribune

November 27, 2012, Galena, IL – A controversial plan to build the largest dairy in Illinois has been put out to pasture, state officials announced recently.

The Illinois attorney general’s office announced a proposed settlement in which the owners of the 5,500-head dairy planned near Galena will clean up and leave, to the joy of local opponents.

The agreement would end a four-year legal battle between California dairyman A.J. Bos and a group of area residents who fought his dairy, fearing the vast amount of manure it would produce would foul the air and contaminate groundwater. The end comes without a cow ever being milked there. READ MORE



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